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Well, as I am writing this, one of the winter sports, swimming, has already headed into postseason and actually completed postseason play. The Aquaknights swim team competed in the 3rd Region swim meet last weekend in Jamestown, where a pair of swimmers, Laura Rice and Lindsey Buckman, once again broke their own school records.
However, the teams in the other winter sport of basketball are wrapping up their regular season games and getting ready to head into postseason play. Actually, the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team ended their regular season last night, Feb. 12, as they went on the road to take on the No. 5 ranked team in the state, Mercy. The Marion County Knights will finish their regular season play on Friday night at the Roby Dome, playing LaRue County on Senior Night.
Talking about postseason play, the district tournament will be held at Adair County High School this year, with play beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 19. However, the Knights will not play until the following night, Wednesday, Feb. 20, as they take on the host team Adair County Indians. The Lady Knights will play their first round game the next night, Thursday, Feb. 21, against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals. If the Knights advance to the second round, they would take on the winner of the Taylor County/Campbellsville game on Friday, Feb. 22, and the Lady Knights’ second round game would be scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, against the winner of the Adair County/Campbellsville game. And as district tournament action goes, both the Knights and Lady Knights would need to at least advance to the championship game of the tourney to move on to regional action. To jump ahead just a bit, the 5th Region boys basketball tournament will be held in Hart County and the 5th Region girls basketball tourney will be held in Green County.
For those of you who don’t know, the Marion County Lady Knights made history Saturday, as they defeated the No. 3 ranked team in the state, the Henderson County Lady Colonels. This win put the Lady Knights record at 29-0, a mark that no other Marion County team had accomplished. So congratulations to this team, and like Josh wrote in his column last week, hopefully the final record for this team will be 39-0, with the Lady Knights making history again in a different way.
So there you have it, a look at both the Knights and Lady Knights preparing to head into postseason play, beginning with the 20th District Tournament at Adair County High School. And also congratulations to those Aquaknight swimmers who competed in the regional tournament last weekend, and to the Marion County Lady Knights team as they made history, winning 29 consecutive games.